Ivan Illich, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ivan Illich

austrian philosopher and theologist

Date of Birth: 04-Sep-1926

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 02-Dec-2002

Profession: writer, historian, Catholic priest, pedagogue, literary critic, anthropologist, philosopher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Ivan Illich

  • Ivan Illich (; 4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was a Croatian-Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, and critic of the institutions of modern Western culture, who addressed contemporary practices in education, medicine, work, energy use, transportation, and economic development.
  • The book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention was Deschooling Society published in 1971.
  • It was a groundbreaking critique of compulsory mass education.
  • He argued that the oppressive structure of the school system could not be reformed but must be dismantled in order to free humanity from the crippling effects of the institutionalization of all of life.

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